122+ Best Jim Carrey Quotes: Exclusive Selection

James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, and artist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances, rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. Profoundly inspirational Jim Carrey quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Jim Carrey Quotes

Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much. – Jim Carrey

I think if we all acted the way we felt, four out of eight people at a dinner table would be sitting there sobbing. – Jim Carrey

I’m very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful. – Jim Carrey

You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love. – Jim Carrey

When I started to realize how important the film was to people I thought there is a lot of negative stuff going on in the world, maybe they need these two people. – Jim Carrey

You might as well take a chance on doing what you love. – Jim Carrey

Creative people don’t behave very well generally. If you’re looking for examples of good relationships in show business, you’re gonna be depressed real fast. I don’t have time for anything else right now but work and my daughter. She’s my first priority. – Jim Carrey

Most of the time I live with my pain. I have pain but I won’t show it around. I think that’s the nobility of the character. There’s something noble in not spewing on people all the time about your problems. I’m the light guy, so I identified. – Jim Carrey

I have no limits! I cannot be contained because I’m the container. – Jim Carrey

I cannot be contained because I am the container. – Jim Carrey

My psychiatrist says I have a messiah complex. But I forgave him. – Jim Carrey

For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn’t have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends. – Jim Carrey

I refuse to feel guilty. I feel guilty about too much in my life but not about money. I went through periods when I had nothing, so somebody in my family has to get stinkin’ wealthy. – Jim Carrey

I laugh at mistakes. I laugh at how you recover from mistakes. – Jim Carrey

Hysterical in The Mask; funny yet moving in The Truman Show. – Jim Carrey

Take a chance on faith – not religion, but faith. Not hope, but faith. I don’t believe in hope. Hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire. Faith leaps over it. – Jim Carrey

Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them. – Jim Carrey

I discovered a new thing in the Lord’s Prayer that kind of hit me. on earth as it is heaven to me it means whatever you take out into the world is what you’re going to draw out. like those days when you’re all yang and no yin, and you’re fighting with people inside, and you can’t calm yourself down, and suddenly you’re pulled over by the cops. everything goes wrong in the same day because you created it. so, if you get heaven within you, it’ll be all around you. if hell is within you, it’ll be around you. it’s always created here first. – Jim Carrey

I used to draw a lot. If my mother would ask me to do something else, I’d have a hairy conniption. I’d just go crazy. – Jim Carrey

You are the vanguard of knowledge and consciousness, a new wave in a vast ocean of possibilities. – Jim Carrey

I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I’m just trying to create a good one for myself. – Jim Carrey

The purpose of my life had always been to free people from concern. I dubbed it, ‘The church of freedom from concern,’ or ‘FFC. – Jim Carrey

When I started out. I’d drive a hundred miles to do my act for free. – Jim Carrey

I was on Prozac for a long time. It may have helped me out of a jam for a little bit, but people stay on it forever. – Jim Carrey

The era of ‘yes’ has begun. – Jim Carrey

I try to do something the audience might not have seen before. – Jim Carrey

I feel like I’ve lived the dream for sure, I’m the luckiest guy in the world and I never forget that. I always feel like I’m proof of positive thought and manifestation, and that faith is more important than talent. But if you have both you’re really doing something. – Jim Carrey

Kids need to know they’re the most important thing in the world to you, and if that means quitting your job to prove it, then you have to prove it. – Jim Carrey

I said yes to so many things, from a sex change to gastric by-pass surgery, so it’s always paid off for me. – Jim Carrey

Either you’re the one erasing or you’re the one being erased. – Jim Carrey

I just wanna hang out. No big deal! – Jim Carrey

I think we’re past the time in history where you have to come out and say, I’m happy all the time! I’m a joker! I’m a crazy man! I think people understand that I can turn that switch on but that I’m also a sensitive, normal human being with feelings and I know how to express those too. – Jim Carrey

I love the idea that ‘a person is a person no matter how small’. – Jim Carrey

Ya know what I do almost every day? I wash. Personal hygiene is part of the package with me. – Jim Carrey

If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. – Jim Carrey

I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich. – Jim Carrey

I love playing ego and insecurity combined. – Jim Carrey

In retrospect it always seems to work out that you can look back on something that was a disaster and find some gems in there. – Jim Carrey

It was such a leap in my career when ‘Truman Show’ came along. It’s always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that’s OK because you appreciate it when it comes. – Jim Carrey

The thing is, I’ve always tried to create transcendent moments. Moments that take people away from their concerns. Heaven to me is when people find a way to become so involved with life that they’re no longer concerned for the future. – Jim Carrey

I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny. – Jim Carrey

Hope walks through the fire. Faith leaps over it. – Jim Carrey

Isn’t it cool when the days that are supposed to feel good, actually do? – Jim Carrey

Comedic actors can be looked at as a lower form because we have to put ourselves in a lower place than most of the audience. I think lofty emotions are somehow considered more special. The best stories in the world to me are the ones that elicit a real emotion but have humor. – Jim Carrey

50 years: here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren’t doing what you love, then what’s the point? – Jim Carrey

I haven’t been as wild with my money as somebody like me might have been. I’ve been very safe, very conservative with investments. I don’t blow money. I don’t have a ton of houses. I know things can go away. I’ve already had that experience. – Jim Carrey

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. – Jim Carrey

To find real peace you have to let the armor go. Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory. – Jim Carrey

My teacher in the seventh grade told me that if I didn’t fool around during class, I could have 15 minutes at the end of the day to do a comedy routine. Instead of bugging everybody, I’d figure out my routine. And at the end of the day, I’d get to perform in front of my entire class. I thought it was really smart of her. It’s amazing how important that was. – Jim Carrey

Compassion is the currency that leads to true wealth. – Jim Carrey

Riddle me this, riddle me that. Who’s afraid of the big black bat? – Jim Carrey

I think obsessions happen because you’re trying to understand something or some urge. – Jim Carrey

The dating process is not normal for me. – Jim Carrey

I expected that most of my career would be in dramatic acting. My hero was James Dean. – Jim Carrey

Just because I rock doesn’t mean I am made of stone. – Jim Carrey

I tend to stay up late, not because I’m partying but because it’s the only time of the day when I’m alone and don’t have to be on, performing. – Jim Carrey

I’m so wrapped up in my work that it’s often impossible to consider other things in my life. My marriage ended in divorce because of this, my relationship with Holly has suffered by this. – Jim Carrey

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up & turn toward the light & that makes them beautiful. – Jim Carrey

Acting is divine dissatisfaction. It’s the greatest thing in the world to do, but you are never satisfied with it ever. – Jim Carrey

My soul is not contained within the limits of my body; my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul. – Jim Carrey

You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world…. you will only ever have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart. – Jim Carrey

Don’t worry if you miss your cue, because there’s always doors opening. They keep opening. – Jim Carrey

Morgan Freeman is so class. He’s so cool. He’s so scary. – Jim Carrey

When the first big paycheque with ‘Dumb And Dumber’ hit, I went: ‘Gosh, I wonder if this will affect my performance. Will I do a take and think, was that worth $7 million?’ But that never happened. If anything, it made me rebel against that thing when people who get rich start playing it safe. – Jim Carrey

One thing I hope I’ll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again. – Jim Carrey

But I refuse to believe that I am a better actor than myself. – Jim Carrey

Come back here so that I may brain thee! – Jim Carrey

I’d like to thank my mother, my father, the Academy. I’m sorry. I was thinking of something else. – Jim Carrey

I don’t hate you for loving you. I just hate my heart for choosing someone like you. – Jim Carrey

I like to enjoy life, I like to engage in life, so I would say I’m a yes man. – Jim Carrey

The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. – Jim Carrey

When someone you love dies, you don’t lose them all at once. You lose them in pieces over time, like how the mail stops coming. – Jim Carrey

It’s our intention. Our intention is everything. Nothing happens on this planet without it. Not one single thing has ever been accomplished without intention. – Jim Carrey

The early bird gathers no moss! The rolling stone catches the worm. – Jim Carrey

Maybe other people will try to limit me but I don’t limit myself. – Jim Carrey

Movie offers are out there for me, I just don’t hear them yet. – Jim Carrey

I feel like I want to take care of everyone, and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started. – Jim Carrey

Ultimately, we’re not the avatars we create. We’re not the pictures on the film stock. We are the light that shines through it. All else is just smoke and mirrors. Distracting, but not truly compelling. – Jim Carrey

Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn’t trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity. – Jim Carrey

Imagine if you could actually be that happy? That would be powerful, man. People would be tunneling under the street to avoid you. They’d go ‘Oh, man – is that happy guy still out there?’ – Jim Carrey

I hope everybody could get rich and famous. – Jim Carrey

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Risk being seen in all of your glory. – Jim Carrey

I just want to be myself. – Jim Carrey

Our love is like a red, red rose… and I am a little thorny. – Jim Carrey

Until Ace Ventura, no actor had considered talking through his ass. – Jim Carrey

Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart. – Jim Carrey

I never thought I was finished when people said I was finished, or any of that stuff. I always had this undying belief that even if I was in a wheelchair and I could only move my finger, somehow, I would become the guy who does the amazing thing with his finger. – Jim Carrey

There was a time when people said, ‘Jim, if you keep on making faces, your face will freeze like that.’ Now they just say, ‘Pay him!’ – Jim Carrey

Movies find me, and I kind of just allow them to find me. – Jim Carrey

Those times in life when you’re terrified are the mastery times. – Jim Carrey

I wish everyone could experience being rich and famous, so they’d see it wasn’t the answer to anything. – Jim Carrey

What’s yours? How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out. – Jim Carrey

I don’t believe in bad people. I believe that people, somewhere inside, have the potential to realize themselves. – Jim Carrey

My dad was like a stage mother he always pushed me to do what I wanted. – Jim Carrey

I’m the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis, it’s still about the work. – Jim Carrey

It’s exhausting I think to just say really yes to everything for real, even if you do it for a day. – Jim Carrey

All I want to make sure of is that she’s doing something she loves. watch your kids when they sit down and absolutely get lost in something. maybe that’s what they should be doing-the thing they’re dying to do all the time. – Jim Carrey

I try to stay in decent shape always. I pride myself on staying at least a month away from really good shape. – Jim Carrey

Uh uh uh, turning the car into oncoming traffic… is counterproductive! – Jim Carrey

I enjoy my life. The fame part of it freaked me out for a little while, and there are definitely times when it’s not so great to be special and known by everybody – you know, when you’re wearing the wrong thing, or just in a vulnerable place. But I’m good with my life now. – Jim Carrey

My mother was a professional sick person; she took a lot of pain pills. There are many people like that. It’s just how they are used to getting attention. I always remember she’s the daughter of alcoholics who’d leave her alone at Christmas time. – Jim Carrey

Madness is never that far away. It’s as close as saying yes to the wrong impulse. – Jim Carrey

It’s time to P-A-R-T-Why? Because I gotta! – Jim Carrey

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh. – Jim Carrey

I think that there’s a natural attraction to enigmatic characters, people that have decided to make a decision in their lives to live differently than everyone else. That’s a very attractive quality that also happens to be good for filmmaking, people that have their own point of view and aren’t looking at things the same way as everyone else. – Jim Carrey

I wanted to be a veterinarian for about a week of my life when I was a kid. But I found out about the whole euthanasia thing and I said, I can’t commit to that, sorry! – Jim Carrey

I’ve often said that I wished people could realize all their dreams of wealth and fame so they could see that it’s not where you’ll find your sense of completion. – Jim Carrey

My report card always said, ‘Jim finishes first and then disrupts the other students’. – Jim Carrey

I don’t think you can know God unless you’re passionate about him so you’re either screaming at him, enraptured with the idea of being around him or feeling him in your life. – Jim Carrey

My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian. – Jim Carrey

I enjoy fame except when I’m with my daughter. Kids stop me all the time and I don’t want her to be jealous of the attention. Also, sometimes I just want to be left alone and I refuse to make rubber faces. That’s when they start asking, What’s the matter, man, don’t you like your job? I say, Yeah, I like my job. But I also like having sex, and I’m not going to do that in front of you either. – Jim Carrey

The character is what trips you up – the thing of, I’m going to get so dark in this character that I’m going to get lost in a character. You can’t get lost in a character. You can only think you’re lost in a character. – Jim Carrey

My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry. – Jim Carrey

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. – Jim Carrey

So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. – Jim Carrey

I’m a perfectionist, so I’m never satisfied with myself. I’ve always been psychotic about that kind of stuff–in a good way. I’m very disciplined. Like the food and the whole thing, I’m always looking to how can I eventually just turn into a ball of light and fly off the planet. Until that happens and God basically pull the blinds back, I will not be satisfied… if I found out that if I ate pine nuts for the next month I could see God, I’d be eating pine nuts. – Jim Carrey

I practiced making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course. – Jim Carrey

Our eyes are not viewers, they’re also projectors that are running a second story over the picture that we see in front of us all the time. Fear is writing that script, and the working title is ‘I’ll never be enough’ – Jim Carrey

If you’ve got a talent, protect it. – Jim Carrey

I’m not in a recession. I’m doing very, very well. I’m doing incredibly well. I just want to be honest. I really am kicking ass. – Jim Carrey

Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn’t been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that’s really worthwhile. – Jim Carrey

Not hope, but Faith. I don’t believe in hope. Hope is a beggar. – Jim Carrey